Oh I see, you mean to verify the directory is there, etc. I should have said the very first thing I did was to 'su apache', after granting it login in /etc/passwd. Then I ran my script manually form a shell and it ran jusyt fine. So the directory exists AND is readable by the apache user BUT the glob returns a 0 when invoked as a web page.
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Still feels like a funky apache interaction thing.