Im having trouble figuring out what the problem is with the set up of my sidebar and news content. My sidebar is making a gap in my news feed. I know its the sidebar that's the problem because I tried taking it out and the gap disappeared. I just can't seem how to make it work with the news feed and sidebar together.

You can see how the page looks here.

Here is my code:
<?php get_header(); ?>

$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
query_posts('showposts=5&paged='.$paged); ?>
<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<div id="maincontainer">

<div id="news"><div id="newsdate"><center><span id="newsnumber"><?php the_time('j') ?></span><br />
<span id="newsmonth"><?php the_time('M') ?></span>
</center></div><div id="newstitle"><?php the_title(); ?></div>
<div id="newsinfo">Posted by <?php the_author() ?> in the category of <?php the_category(', ') ?> | with <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments &#187;', '1 Comment &#187;', '% Comments &#187;'); ?></div>
<div id="newscontent"><?php the_content(); ?>
</div><div id="newsdiv"></div>
</div><?php get_sidebar(); ?></div>

<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php next_posts_link('&laquo; Older Entries') ?>
	<?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries &raquo;') ?>

	<?php else : ?>

		<h2>Not Found</h2>

	<?php endif; ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>