- The Washington Times - Monday, September 17, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it’s usually not because they have to go.

It’s because they want to see the stall made famous by Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest in a sex sting.

“It’s become a tourist attraction,” said Karen Evans, information specialist at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “People are taking pictures.”

Mr. Craig was arrested June 11 by a Minneapolis airport police officer. The Idaho Republican pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Mr. Craig has since said his guilty plea was a mistake. His request to withdraw the guilty plea will be heard Sept. 26, just four days before he has said he will step down from his Senate seat.

Just 15 minutes into her shift on Friday, Miss Evans said she had been asked directions to the new tourist attraction four times. Other airport workers field the same question.

On their way to Guatemala, Jon and Sally Westby of Minneapolis made a visit.

“We had to just stop and check out the bathroom,” Mrs. Westby said. “In fact, it’s Jon’s second time — he was here last week already.”

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