Little problem with table...

I have a little problem with table:
How can i write a table with 3 columns in which the
column in the middle empty so that there is space between
the left & right column.
Is it possible to do this without using, for example, an empty
transparent image to make white space?
For example:
<table border=0>
    <td> Something </td>
    <td>  empty but with spaces  </td>
    <td> Something </td>

Thank you in advance
Fabio Preda
             ITALTEL SpA - A STET and Siemens Company
                Design Methodologies & Tools Labs
 Name   :  Fabio Preda                    Phone  (+39.2) 43887825
 E-mail :  preda@settimo.italtel.it       Fax    (+39.2) 43888593
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           Via Reiss Romoli
           20019 Castelletto di Settimo Milanese
           Milano (ITALY)