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Tourism drops at Idaho senator's sex sting stall

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - It would seem that a certain men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is no longer flush with tourists.

An official says the bathroom where Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in a sex sting in June 2007 is losing it appeal as a tourist stop.

Craig was accused of soliciting sex in the bathroom. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.       Craig -- who has maintained his innocence and heterosexuality -- has said he only pleaded guilty to keep the embarrassing situation quiet. He attempted to withdraw his guilty plea but the Minnesota Court of Appeals earlier this month rejected the appeal.

Though tourist interest in the restroom has, er, stalled, the surge of publicity from Craig's arrest helped end the type of activity in the restroom that had prompted lewd-conduct complaints.                  

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