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Edgar Allan Poe

The headstone of the original Edgar Allan Poe grave site is shown Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 in Baltimore. The author will be feted at birthday parties in five cities in January celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Poe fans end 'Toaster' tradition

Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears the annual visits to the writer's grave in Baltimore by a mysterious figure called the "Poe Toaster" shall occur nevermore.