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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network affiliates October 8-9, 2005:

A Pretty Long Shot

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

[Pretty Woman music
establish and under
RUNS :03]

Every year the Postal Service gets some forty thousand requests for a stamp, and this year, 
singer Roy Orbison is one of them.

His widow and her record company have launched a campaign. A press release claims a Roy 
Orbison stamp has the support of dozens of members of Congress.

It also hints that next year, Orbison's 70th birthday, would be nice. However, the 
Two-Thousand-Six stamp program has already been announced, and Orbison isn't on it. 

Orbison's biggest hits, sung with his trademark vibrato, came in the early Nineteen-Sixties, 
but he was all but forgotten by the end of the decade. He wasn't re-discovered for some 20 
years, when several films featured his songs. "Pretty Woman" came out more than a year after 
his death.

Being on a stamp won't make your family rich, but it does help ensure that you won't be 
forgotten again.

[Pretty Woman music
"Are you lonely...just like me?" (and under)
RUNS :04

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

[Music: "Pretty Woman!"]
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