strange behavior on this simple table

This simple navigation bar displays ok in major browsers such as
msie, opera, mozilla, and netscape 6.  it agrees with wdg and w3.org
verifiers and amaya brings up no parse error......  however it strings
the text in two char lines down the screen.

I can fix by changing colspan to 1 ..... or removing altogether.
but amaya should not get confused by the fact that the table is only
one column wide ..... it is not a syntax error and other browsers cope!

not critical but something to fix when you have time ....
the critical box rendering issue was the one where td width  didnt
agree with box width and wrap forced unnecessarily. --
john russell ve3ll@rac.ca [those are L's as in LLAMA]
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<html><head><title>Front Page</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
body {border:0px; padding:0px; margin:auto; width:98%}
div.nav {font-size:8pt; margin:auto; text-align:center}
strong {font-weight:bold; text-transform:uppercase}
table {border:white 5px inset; width:80%; color:gray; margin-left:auto;
       margin-right:auto}
table.page {border:0px; padding:0px; font-size:12pt; margin:auto; width:100%;
       color:black}
tr {border:0px; color:black}
th {border:1px; padding:2px; font-size:14pt; vertical-align:top;
    color:black; text-align:center}
th.nav {border:10px; padding:2px; font-size:10pt; vertical-align:top;
    width:100%; text-align:center}
</style></head>
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