Email in flash using txt

I have a button in flash that says “contact us for more info”. The address is pulled from a txt file. When you click the button, it will open your e-mail client with this address: [email protected] but it adds an “}” and I don’t know why?! Help!

Here is the link that I have been playing with:

my actions layer says:
loadVariablesNum (“beth.txt”,0);

my button say:
getURL(“mailto:” +email);

my txt file says:
&[email protected]

any suggestions! Thanks so much