Irvin Bender has been a Lodian since his birth in 1926. Though the 83-year-old says his family had always had the Lodi News-Sentinel around, he didn't really notice it until he began to read - and without it, he'd be lost.
The current state of the newspaper industry concerns Bender. Each morning, he finds in-depth stories that are able to expand on stories that may only be covered for a few minutes via TV news.
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