Alright, I got my page to work using "margin-left, margin-top" etc. to position the Image and Text within each cell.

(Note, copy the url text to your browser if link doesn't work)
www.1000planets.com/cosmic/CSStest/linkpage.jpg

But if you will look at the above image file, the text flows outside the cell. I'm not sure which tag/code is causing this.
Any suggestions on how to refine my CSS?

Please take the time to look it over and write up new CSS code that would be a good substitue for what I have.
As always, thanks in advance for any help and writing up some CSS code.

My CSS :

-- The main table that holds all the cells --

table.table {
position: absolute;
left: 20px;
top: 180px;
width: 670px;
border: 0px;
border-collapse: collapse;
background-color: #FFFFFF; }

-- CSS for the image/thumbnail positioning --
#imgLink {
position: absolute;
margin-left: 10px;
margin-top: 10px;
}

-- CSS for the Link text --
#txtLink {
position: absolute;
margin-left: 160px;
margin-top: 10px;
border-bottom: 1px dashed #ccc;
}

-- CSS for the site description text --
#txtInfo {
position: absolute;
margin-left: 160px;
margin-top: 35px;
font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px;
color: #686868;
}

-- a TD cell with the border --
.box {
width: 100%;
border-top: 1px solid #ECEBEB;
border-bottom: 3px solid #E5E3E3;
border-left: 1px solid #ECEBEB;
border-right: 3px solid #E5E3E3;
height: 80px;
vertical-align: top;
background-color: #FFFFFF; }


My HTML :

...
<body>
...
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="table">
<tr>
<td class="box"> <SPAN id="imgLink"> <img src="links/1kp.jpg" alt="www.1000planets.com">
</SPAN> <SPAN id="txtLink"><a href="http://www.1000planets.com" target="_blank">1000
Planets Inc.</a></SPAN> <p id="txtInfo"> Dream. Think. Build. Go. Be
part of the team that does it! </p> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="boxblank"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="box"><SPAN id="imgLink"> <img src="links/asr2.jpg" alt="www.appliedspace.com">
</SPAN> <SPAN id="txtLink"><a href="http://www.appliedspace.com/" target="_blank">Applied Space Resources</a></SPAN> <p id="txtInfo"> Developing the first commercial lunar lander and sample return mission!</p></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="boxblank"> </td>
</tr>
...
</table>