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Monday, October 16, 2006

Bidding for Babs

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Herself. (Photo: Ryan Remiorz/AP)

NEWTON

Given the stratospheric prices she charges, buying tickets to a Barbra Streisand concert and feeling good about yourself haven't been easy things to do at the same time. Until now.

The Newton-based Steve Glidden Foundation is auctioning off two tickets to the upcoming Oct. 22 Streisand concert at the TD Banknorth Garden. Face value: a mere $750 per ducat.

The foundation is named for Steve Glidden, a 7th grader who was one of four Oak Hill Middle School students killed in 2001 when their bus overturned during a school band trip to Nova Scotia. The foundation raises money for a summer camp, scholarships, and for other organizations and projects that "foster leadership and advocacy capacity in young people."

The online auction is being held on the "Steve-Bay" section of the foundation's web site. The minimum bid is $400 per ticket, a bid of $2,000 for the pair gets them immediately.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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