Simple CSS positioning issue

I am at a loss on how to do this.  It seems so simple.  I have three lines of text.  The middle line also contains an image that is a bit higher than the line height.  I do not want the image to increase the line height.  I want it to creep into the space of the line below it.  

Here is my sample mock up.
http://realpersona.com/test/line.html

Please give suggestions.
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LZ1Commented:
Try this:
<img src="btn_edit.jpg" align="top">
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Thread7Author Commented:
Well good idea, but that just made the line gap at the bottom instead of the top of line #2.
http://realpersona.com/test/line_top.html
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LZ1Commented:
I'm not sure what you mean by

>> I do not want the image to increase the line height.  I want it to creep into the space of the line below it.  

Unless you position it absolutely, the entire line will have to make room for the image vertically.
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jrm213jrm213Commented:
For that specific example the best I can come up with without really messing with your layout is

 
<img align="top" src="btn_edit.jpg" style="vertical-align: bottom; margin-bottom: -6px;">

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