<sh>Hoffman, Zimet Engaged

<bt>Chuck and Diane Hoffman of Fairfax Station are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Karen Angela Hoffman to Zachary Daniel Zimet, son of John and Kristin Zimet of Winchester, Va.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of James W. Robinson Secondary School. The groom is a graduate of Sherando High School in Winchester. Both received their B.S. degrees from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2001.

Karen Hoffman is an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, Mass. Zachary Zimet is a systems analyst and consultant with Resolve Technology in Boston.

The wedding is planned for May 22, 2004 in Burke at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, with a reception following at The Hermitage Inn Restaurant in Clifton.

<sh>May Wedding for Starkey, Trapani

<bt>Mr. and Mrs. Cecil C. Starkey Jr. of Burke are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Anne Starkey to Stephen Victor Trapani, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Trapani of Springfield.

Lisa Anne Starkey is a 2001 graduate of George Mason University and is employed by the Fairfax County Police Department. Stephen Trapani, a 1996 graduate of West Springfield High School, is employed by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

A May 2003 wedding is planned.

<sh>Christopher, Sherman Engaged

<bt>Mr. and Mrs. Mark Christopher of Fairfax Station announce the engagement of their daughter Paula Christopher to Peter Sherman, son of Mrs. Linda Sherman and Mr. Stan Sherman, both of Tenafly, N.J.

Paula Christopher is a graduate of James Madison University. She is currently employed by VeriSign, Inc. as an accounting supervisor.

Peter Sherman is a graduate of The George Washington University. He is currently employed by Freddie Mac as a senior financial analyst.