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MADONNA TAKES A BACK SEAT

A chair that touched Madonna's tush brought $225, but the big bucks went for celebrity seating from City Hall and the White Sox's old stadium as furniture linked to the famous was auctioned to feed the hungry.

A rocking chair used by first lady Barbara Bush when she read to children during a stop on her literacy campaign brought $60 at Thursday's auction.

An orange plastic stadium seat thrown in by Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight sold for $150.

In all, 32 chairs fetched $5,085 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes 20 million pounds of food a year throughout northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

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