rss display

I have tried the news ticker tutorial and 3 others from various other sources to display my latest posts on my flash homepage. Thus, my brain is mush because everyone has their own techniques and it has been a year or so since I have been coding.
Has anyone made a successful rss reader in the flash world that they would like to share? The news ticker tutorial works great except I don’t want a ticker, I would rather have 3 to 5 of the posts to display statically and have links associated with them to take users to the bookmarked site. So far I have been unsuccessful at reverse engineering the file despite the tutorial (and my impatience).
The “display XML data in flash” pages here at Kirupa have been helpful during these last 3 days and I have figured out how to call individual links from my feed into the xml data display tutorial. I think I can now call the data with some success and display it but it is not a link that can be clicked, and nor can I call more than one at a time… I was thinking of just making 3 to 5 text boxes to display my data but it seems like there should be a better way.
So, yeah, I was just wondering if anyone has made something similar?