Positioning Text in a table

I’m setting up an email template using techniques from Patterson’s HTML email book. In the cell where I’ll put up-to-date information, I put in a short sentence. The problem is: I want the text to start at the top and left. Instead, it’s at the center of the cell. How do I get the text to start at the top and left? The mark-up is below:

<html>
<head>
<title>Swift Feet Running Store</title>

</head>

<body>

<table width="100&#37;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" margin="0">
  <table>
  <tr>
 <th style="color: blue;width:600px; height:40px;text-align:center; background-color: 99CCFF;">
   <img src="images/swift_ft_logo.gif" alt="Logo" width="150" height="100" align="left"/>
   <h1><em>Swift Feet, LLC</em></h1>
       <h2>Prescott's Running Specialty Store</h2></th>
  </tr>
  </table>

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" margin="0">
  <tr>
    <td style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid blue; width: 600px; font-size: x-small;background-color:FFFF99">July 18, 2010</td>
    </tr>
</table>

</table>
<table width="600" height="700"cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" margin="0">
 <tr>
   <td style="width:600px; background-color:white;border: 1px solid blue;"><p style="text-align:top left;padding: 4px;">
     Swift Feet is Prescott's only running 
     store and provides outstaanding service for runners.</p></td>
 </tr>
</table>

  <table width="600" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" margin="0">
   <tr>
    <td style="width: 300;border: 1px solid blue;text-align: center;color: blue; font-size:x-small;
       background-color:FFFF99;">130 West Gurley Street<br/>
         Prescott, AZ 86303<br/>
          Phone (928) 443-9339</td>
            <td style="width: 300; border: 1px solid blue; text-align: center; color: blue;background-color: FFFF99;
                font-size: x-small;">Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5:30 pm<br/>
              Sunday 11am to 5pm</td>
   </tr>
  </table>
</body>
</html>

Within the TD style you’d need to add: vertical-align: top; if you want to verticality realign the text again.