I have posted this question to the Wordpress forums and got the following answer: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/borders-pt-1/

I thought I understood what was being said here but nothing seemed to work. I asked again and so far nothing. I have always used the <table><tr></tr></table> code on my website without problems. It does not in Wordpress. Any suggestions on how to place a box or border around a particular paragraph? Thanks...

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