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Fixing a mistake decades after the act

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One Mid-South radio host openly shares that he sold dozens of stolen newspapers on the street corner as a small boy. One Mid-South radio host openly shares that he sold dozens of stolen newspapers on the street corner as a small boy.
Love (center) wants to correct his mistakes throughout all of 2014. Love (center) wants to correct his mistakes throughout all of 2014.

(WMC-TV) - With a little more than two weeks into 2014, some Mid-Southerners may already be regressing on their New Year's resolutions. 

But for some in the Mid-South, their goals for the upcoming year mean more than going to the gym or keeping a balanced checkbook. For those with plans regarding serious health resolutions or honesty revelations, it is not an option to fall back on what they promised to themselves. 

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Fixing a mistake decades after the act

One Mid-South radio host openly shares that he sold dozens of stolen newspapers on the street corner as a small boy. For him, telling his story is part of righting a wrong committed years ago. 

"About twice, I went to the Commercial Appeal's newsstand and instead of taking one newspaper on a Sunday, I took all of them out ... I would take them to the corner and sell them," said AM990 host Bruce Love. "I want to write them a check for those 20 papers that I stole out of the paper machine with interest."

The $30 value for the stolen papers may seem small, but the intention behind Love's resolution sits on a larger scale. Love wants to correct his mistakes throughout all of 2014. 

He encourages others to do the same but not only for personal gain.

"I'm hoping my attitude will spread. It'll pick up, it'll spread like wildfire," said Love. "I know Memphis can be a lot better place and if we start with the small things then it's headed in the right direction."

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