Eight of the 10 people whose deaths have been linked by authorities to the BTK serial killer are shown in undated file photos. In the top row are, from left, Joseph Otero and his wife, Julie Otero; Kathryn Bright; and Shirley Vian. In the bottom row are, from left, Nancy Fox, Marine Hedge, Vicki Wegerle and Dolores Davis. Dennis Rader was charged Tuesday, March 1, 2005, with 10 counts of first-degree murder.
Lynette Woodard took her team-playing philosophy to the University of Kansas in 1977. The Jayhawks won three straight Big Eight Championships during Woodard's career with a 108-32 record (1978-1981). Woodard scored a total of 3,649 points in four years. Many of her records and honors are still unchallenged today.
The Kansan next put her talent to work for the U.S. Olympics. In 1980 Woodard was selected as one of twelve on the Olympic women's basketball team, but due to the U.S.-led boycott, her team did not participate. However, Woodard led a second Olympic women's basketball team to victory and to a gold medal in 1984.
A Jayhawk legend, Manning is Kansas' all-time leading scorer and rebounder, racking up 2,951 points and 1,187 boards in his illustrious four-year career. Manning, the eighth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history, was named a consensus first-team All-America selection in 1987 and 1988, the consensus College Player of the Year in 1988 and a three-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year (1986, 1987 and 1988).
Manning was named the 1988 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player en route to leading the Jayhawks to an 83-79 victory over Oklahoma for the 1988 national championship. He was also named the MVP of the NCAA Midwest Regional in 1986 and 1988. The 1986 KU?squad finished 35-4 and advanced to the Final Four in Dallas.
Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kansas, spoke to about 500 farmers in a hangar at Topeka's Forbes Field on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1977, after many of the farmers completed tractor caravans from points in Kansas to Topeka. Sen. Dole's speech was interrupted several times.
Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kansas, had trouble peering over a battery of microphones during a news conference at the Republican National Committee in Washington on Thursday, May 8, 1980. Kassebaum announced that she would be temporary chairman at the Republican National Convention in Detriot.
Sen. Nancy L. Kassebaum, R-Kan., listening to testimony before a Senate Commerce subcommittee on assistance to the Rock Island Railroad in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1980. Sen. Kassebaum is sponsored legislation to continue Rock Island service for 90 days.