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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | October 15, 2009
Three months shy of his 84th birthday, Gino Marchetti sees life as an all-out pass rush. Forget old age - he hurdles it as nimbly as he did all those blockers before sacking the quarterback. Marchetti walks up to three miles a day and bowls four times a week. In West Chester, Pa., where the former Baltimore Colts Hall of Famer lives, they're still buzzing about the 299 game Marchetti rolled a couple of years ago, one pin shy of a perfect score. This year, he took up painting - not with brush and palette, but with roller and paint tray.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 31, 2014
Rarely is a team, or its city, connected to one seminal moment in the way the Baltimore Colts are connected in so many minds with the 1958 NFL Championship game at the New York Giants, known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played. " On the cusp of Super Bowl XLVIII , which is back in the New York metro area at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, one Campus Hills resident would like to see his Towson neighborhood memorialized as the community where several Colts greats from that era called home.
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December 24, 2008
This is what Gino Marchetti, Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, remembers of the 1958 NFL championship game, as told to Baltimore Sun reporter Mike Klingaman. When I walked onto the field, a chill ran down my spine. I thought, "Here I am, a kid from Antioch [Calif.], near where Joe DiMaggio grew up, and I'm going to play in Yankee Stadium." We'd heard [coach] Weeb Ewbank make a lot of pre-game speeches, some funny, some s - -, but this one was different. He looked at every player and said how no other team had wanted him. Then he said, "Now get out there and SHOW THEM!"
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
Sept. 12, 2004: The Orioles use 10 pitchers, a major league record in a nine-inning game, and lose, 9-7, to the New York Yankees before an announced 47,780 at Camden Yards. Mercifully, Bruce Chen goes the distance the next day for the Birds. Sept. 11, 1983: "I thought they'd boo me. But I never thought they'd boo the whole first half," Denver rookie quarterback John Elway says after the Broncos' 17-10 win over the Colts at Memorial Stadium. Baltimore drafted Elway No. 1 overall, but his refusal to play here forced his trade to Denver.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
Bobbi Ackers set foot inside Gino's restaurant Sunday morning, saw Gino Marchetti and a bunch of former Colts seated at a table outside and immediately dropped 30 years. "At least," a beaming Ackers, 65, said after getting an autograph from Marchetti, who not only spent 13 seasons in a Colts uniform but also lived in the Towson suburb of Campus Hills, not far from the restaurant - the first Baltimore franchise in the revived Gino's Burgers & Chicken chain. "I'm so glad that he's back in this neighborhood," said Ackers, who lives in nearby Loch Raven Village.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
Everything starts with the name.You dial 800-519-GINO, leave a message, and the man returning the call says, "This is Gino Marchetti, can I help you?""Well, yes. It's about your name, of course.""Oh, I've had that since my freshman year at the Naval Academy in 1967," says Ronald A. Marchetti, a tailback for the 1969 Midshipmen."I played with a guy named Huff on the plebe team when freshmen couldn't play varsity. The guys started calling him Sam, like the Giants linebacker, and I became Gino, in honor of the great Baltimore Colts defensive end. It kind of stuck all these years."
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2003
One is 76, with a wide grin, a storied past and mitts that caused mayhem in football's days of yore. The other is 21, with the same smile, a promising present and hands that helped make him a high school All-American. Gino Marchetti, the former Baltimore Colt, and grandson Keith Carter also share a passion for motorcycles, something that has greatly complicated the life of the UCLA tight end. A crash in April aboard his Kawasaki left Carter with a fractured right hip and took him off the Bruins' roster this season.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 16, 2008
ESPN will air The Greatest Game Ever Played on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. However, Baltimore Colts fans should be forewarned. ESPN has assembled several of the Colts and Giants who played in the 1958 NFL championship game to discuss it - including Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore and Art Donovan. However, ESPN brought those former Baltimore greats and some '58 Giants together with modern counterparts from the past two Super Bowl champs - and that means members of the Indianapolis Colts.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
The new Gino's Burgers & Chicken in Glen Burnie will have its official ribbon-cutting on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gino Marchetti himself is expected to attend, along with other Baltimore Colts legends Stan White, Tom Matte, Art Donovan and Lenny Moore. The Glen Burnie Gino's Burgers & Chicken  is located in the same building used by Gino's in the 1950s.  The location, 7958 Ritchie Highway, is the first in Anne Arundel County for the revived franchise. Established under the name Gino's in 1959 and named for its co-founder, Baltimore Colt Hall of Fame defensive end Gino Marchetti, the restaurant franchise moved its headquarters to King of Prussia, Pa., before being purchased by the Marriott Corp.
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Lorraine Mirabella | August 9, 2012
Gino's Burgers and Chicken will be back in Harford County this fall, with the first of three new sites in the county to open in Aberdeen,  The Aegis reported.  A new Gino's will open in late October or November on Beards Hill Road, with two more franchises expected to open sometime next year at undetermined sites in Abingdon and Fallston, Tom Clatterbuck, vice president of operations, told The Aegis .  Gino's, founded in 1957 by former Baltimore Colts Alan Ameche and Gino Marchetti, closed in 1991, but President Tom Romano began re-opening Gino's restaurants last year in the Baltimore area.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
Peter P. Belz Jr., a retired U.S. Treasury Department appeals officer, died March 14 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 71. The son of a die maker and a homemaker, Peter Paul Belz Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Keswick Road in Hampden. After graduating in 1959 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting in 1963 from what is now Loyola University Maryland. Mr. Belz began his career in 1963 as an Internal Revenue Service agent in the audit office and later was promoted to a field agent.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
The new Gino's Burgers & Chicken in Glen Burnie will have its official ribbon-cutting on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gino Marchetti himself is expected to attend, along with other Baltimore Colts legends Stan White, Tom Matte, Art Donovan and Lenny Moore. The Glen Burnie Gino's Burgers & Chicken  is located in the same building used by Gino's in the 1950s.  The location, 7958 Ritchie Highway, is the first in Anne Arundel County for the revived franchise. Established under the name Gino's in 1959 and named for its co-founder, Baltimore Colt Hall of Fame defensive end Gino Marchetti, the restaurant franchise moved its headquarters to King of Prussia, Pa., before being purchased by the Marriott Corp.
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by Richard Gorelick | September 5, 2012
Gino's is opening Thursday in Glen Burnie , in the same building used by Gino's in the 1950s.  The location, 7958 Ritchie Highway, is the first in Anne Arundel County for the revived franchise. Established under the name Gino's in 1959 and named for its co-founder, the Baltimore Colt Hall of Fame defensive end Gino Marchetti, the restaurant franchise moved its headquarters to King of Prussia, Pa., before being purchased by the Marriott Corp. The last of the original Gino's closed in 1991.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | August 9, 2012
Gino's Burgers and Chicken will be back in Harford County this fall, with the first of three new sites in the county to open in Aberdeen,  The Aegis reported.  A new Gino's will open in late October or November on Beards Hill Road, with two more franchises expected to open sometime next year at undetermined sites in Abingdon and Fallston, Tom Clatterbuck, vice president of operations, told The Aegis .  Gino's, founded in 1957 by former Baltimore Colts Alan Ameche and Gino Marchetti, closed in 1991, but President Tom Romano began re-opening Gino's restaurants last year in the Baltimore area.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
Sitting on stage alongside his aging teammates, having dinner during the Sports Legend Museum induction at Martin's West Tuesday night, 85-year-old Gino Marchetti will chew on this: "It's amazing to me that, after all these years, people are still thinking of us," Marchetti, the Baltimore Colts' Hall of Fame defensive end, said. "I always figured that I'd play football for a few years, go home to Antioch (Calif.) and work in the mill until I turned 65, then go fishing. But, God almighty, the people of Baltimore want to keep promoting us. "The fans were always great in this town.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
Bobbi Ackers set foot inside Gino's restaurant Sunday morning, saw Gino Marchetti and a bunch of former Colts seated at a table outside and immediately dropped 30 years. "At least," a beaming Ackers, 65, said after getting an autograph from Marchetti, who not only spent 13 seasons in a Colts uniform but also lived in the Towson suburb of Campus Hills, not far from the restaurant - the first Baltimore franchise in the revived Gino's Burgers & Chicken chain. "I'm so glad that he's back in this neighborhood," said Ackers, who lives in nearby Loch Raven Village.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1995
He's been called a slick salesman, an evil Pied Piper and an all-star thief.But when Gino Marchetti Jones was sentenced last week in Anne Arundel Circuit Court it was the first time -- despite a decade of criminal convictions -- that the elusive car salesman was put behind bars for a lengthy prison term.Judge Bruce C. Williams sentenced the 34-year-old Columbia man to 10 years in prison on five counts of felony theft, and one count each of false advertising, misrepresentation and auto dealing without a license.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | April 14, 1991
"Mr. Jones is becoming a rather notorious individual in Anne Arundel County, with the undersigned receiving numerous allegations on a regular basis of his nebulous and possibly illegal activities. The undersigned would rate Mr. Jones as a very good con man who knows the system well and can manipulate it to his advantage."-- Agent Mallory S. Fisher of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service's Division of Parole and Probation, in a report on GinoMarchetti Jones.He's no killer or rapist, but almost every police officer in Anne Arundel County knows or knows of Gino Jones.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
Gino Marchetti , the Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, is bringing his beloved burgers back to Baltimore after a 20-year hiatus. Marchetti, 84, opened his first fast-food joint on North Point Road in 1959, at the height of his football career. By 1982, when he sold the chain to Marriott International for $48 million, there were 469 Gino's franchises nationwide dishing up the popular Gino Giant, a two-fisted meal with a special pink sauce that gourmands still rave about today.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2011
For the record: Julie Shanklin did not, as a 16-year-old girl in the 1970s, take up the hem of her Gino's uniform to make it a mini-dress. She was 5 foot 11, OK? And because she was so tall, the red-and-white dress was short on her, even by 1970s standards. "My mom was like, 'Is there any hem we could let out?'" There was not, so Shanklin paired her uniform with the ruffled bloomers her mother wore square dancing. "It would have been obscene. " Even with obscenity averted, Shanklin caught the eye of Harold Autry, also 16 and working as a cook at the same Gino's in Montgomery County.
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