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BETWEEN THE LINES

Singer-songwriter Janis Ian is going high-tech for an auction via the Internet in memory of her mother.

Among the 300 items on sale is the handwritten score to Ian's 1975 hit song "At Seventeen," along with one of her guitars and her first drafts of many songs.

Proceeds will go to a memorial fund at Vermont's Goddard College, the alma mater of Ian's mother, Pearl Wadoff. While fighting multiple sclerosis, she earned an undergraduate degree and a master's in playwrighting from the school. She died last year.

"Goddard kept my mother alive and healthy, longer than she would have been without them," Ian said Tuesday.

Ian, 47, scored her first hit in 1967 with "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)." Her 1975 album "Between the Lines" went platinum.

The auction will begin Sept. 15. The Internet address is www.songs.com/janisian/auction.

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