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The Broadcast Executive Directors Association will conduct a silent auction benefiting leukemia patient Linda Simmons at the NAB Radio Show in San Francisco, Sept. 20-22. Simmons is a BEDA member, executive director of the Alaska Broadcasters Association. "She's just a terrific lady, who bad things shouldn't happen to," says Suzanne Goucher, executive director of the Maine Association of Broadcasters. So far, she says, donations have exceeded $12,000. Those wishing to donate items to the auction or give money to The Linda Fund should contact BEDA's Job-Bank Web site,