Genesco Inc (NYSE: GCO) reported earnings from continuing operations of $5.5m, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended July 29, 2000, compared with $4.2m, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the second quarter last year.Net sales for the quarter increased 18 per cent to $142.7m from $121m in the second quarter a year ago.