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Reward Posted for Rock Vandalism

Reward Posted for Rock Vandalism

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PRICE, Utah (AP) -- A vandal who defaced ancient rock art in the San Rafael Swell better really love Wendy. And Sherrie better look out, too.

Bureau of Land Management officers found the words "I love you Wendy" in charlk and the name "Sherrie" scrawled in charcoal on the Buckhorn Pictograph Panel on July 24th.

That's one of the most priceless rock art sites in Utah, and is probably two-thousand to four-thousand years old.

The B-L-M and Emery County are offering a thousand dollars reward for information about the defacement.

By later this month, they hope to have a leading rock art conservator remove the graffiti.

In 1995, the Emery County Commission spent more than $100,000 to remove graffiti from the panel.

Those with information on the latest graffiti can call (800) 722-3998. The reports will remain anonymous.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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