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IN BRIEF ... Embezzlement case losses increased; stinky corpse plant set to bloom ...

By Amy Agronis on August 6, 2004 in University

Medical center embezzlement losses increased

The amount of money involved in a case of suspected embezzlement and grand theft at UC Davis Medical Center has been increased to just over $492,000.

In May, UC Davis police arrested Evelynne Edwards, a former supervisor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Services, on multiple counts of embezzlement and grand theft for losses totaling $96,000. After further investigation by UC Davis Internal Audit Services, police have increased the amount to $492,370.

An employee since 1991, Edwards was dismissed June 24. She was responsible for the monthly review of reports of food and nutrition expenditures, had access to the accounts payable system, and processed some transactions.

Hearing for Hillel House flag theft case slated

A hearing for UC Davis student Jowad Younis, 19, who was arrested April 29 for possession of stolen property and a hate crime related to national origin, has been set for Sept. 1.

Younis allegedly stole Israeli flags from Hillel House. A note found at Hillel House after the theft read "Death to Israel. Long live the intifada."

The charges were initially classified as petty thefts, but the incidents were elevated to hate crimes because of the note.

Web survey to examine home page effectiveness

University Communications is conducting a survey about the campus's Web home pages at Respondents will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to the UC Davis Bookstore.

Simply take the survey at The deadline for answering is Aug. 31. The drawing will be held in September. For more details, contact Craig Farris at (530) 752-9837,

Stinky corpse plant set to bloom at conservatory

For the second year in a row, one of UC Davis' stinky corpse flowers will be blooming, and waves of curiosity seekers, botanical enthusiasts and scientists are expected to converge at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

The plant has been dubbed "Tabatha the Titan." It was expected to make its odiferous arrival sometime after Thursday. A webcam and other information about Tabatha are available at

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Amy Agronis, Dateline, (530) 752-1932,