animate delete from list jquery

I have a UL, that I am using to mimic a table.  Inside each <LI> i have a delete button.
What I want to do, is load 5 or 6 items, show the top three, then when the delete button is selected, i want that item to disappear, then the rest of the list moves up.

Am I asking the right quesiton here?  I know it's an ajax thing, but my question resolves around the animation.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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where's you' current code?
Some of the logic would be
     if($("ul li:eq(2)").length>0){$("ul li:eq(2)").fadeIn()}

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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much GaryC123,

This got me started.  I am now capable of putting something together.  I can now put something together.  If I have any more questions, I 'll come back.

Thanks again.
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