Just inside the automatic sliding doors of Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, an oversized baby bottle beckons visitors from atop a folding table. One by one, 140 men and women approach the table in the hospital lobby. Before scouting a seat, they rip a raffle ticket from a tightly coiled roll on the table, sign the back and toss it into the bottle. If all goes as planned, the ticket to a free baby could be inside it.
The Tacoma School District in Washington State has a sunscreen ban, because, according to district officials, so many additives in lotions and sunscreens cause allergic reaction in children. Students are not allowed to carry sunscreen in their backpacks, or reapply it without a doctor's note.