Color transition with Xml

I think I have asked different versions of this but as I am getting closer I need help with a small bit of code.

I have built a carosel based of the gotoandlearn tutorial V3.

What I am needing is an object that glows behind a logo the user would have just clicked on. I have searched for it but nothing has helped. I am using Flash 8 AS2.
here is my xml:


<icon image="image1.png" tooltip="Enlarge" bgcolor="007F3D" />

<icon image="image2.png" tooltip="Enlarge" bgcolor="F05A88" />


I can get the glowing object to fade into place however it isn’t the color specified in the XML file. I’m confused…can someone please help?