Fading text messages using xml?

I would VERY much appreciate a quick walkthru or tutorial online somewhere if this exists. I’ve created a file, similar to the one found at this tut - http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx2004/cssfile.htm - but what I’m trying to do is have the text fade in and then fade out, and each text blurb come in after the first. Sort of like a fading in/out quotes/testimonials file. Is this possible? Can someone help a COMPLETE flash noob? Please!!! Thanks SO much!!!