I knew I should have googled the degree of burns before I posted. I thought about it, then decided first sounded right. Hah. Thanks for the correction.
Yeah, first degree is, uhh, a sun burn. You'd probably cause more damage getting skin grafts for that than the sun actually inflicted.
But yeah, the pictures were BAD, so it wasn't even like she got second degree burn and made a big deal over them.
As for the soda: I'm pretty sure it's CITY based, not even state wide. Of course, the city in question is New York City, so it's not like a state capital like Harrisburg did this.