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Lampooned by ‘Daily Show,’ N.Y. village is changing logo

  • A welcome sign on the village green of Whitesboro, N.Y. displayed the village seal. (Observer-Dispatch via AP)

WHITESBORO, N.Y. » An upstate New York village is changing its official logo after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Whitesboro Mayor Patrick O’Connor says today that village officials and members of the nearby Oneida Indian Nation will meet to discuss creation of a new image.

The announcement came a day after “The Daily Show” aired a segment filmed on Jan. 11, when villagers voted to keep the traditional logo for its historic value.

O’Connor said the seal shows a historic wrestling match that figured into good relations between early settlers and the Oneidas.

He said the new seal will preserve history with a more modern and culturally appropriate drawing.

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