Flash/XML - help with getURL function


I was wondering if anyone could help me on this one. I am using this template:


and when I click under “featured news”, the links don’t work. I have been going crazy trying to figure out where the bug could be …

on an .as file I have the following code. Does anyone know if there is a mistake here:
many thanks in advance!!

//Load XML
var newsXML:XML = new XML();
newsXML.ignoreWhite = true;
//XML path or URL
newsXML.onLoad = function()
var childs:XMLNode = newsXML.firstChild;
var childTotal:Number = childs.childNodes.length;

for (var i = 0; i<getTotal; i++) 
        // Remove first loaded item
_global.getTotal = childTotal;
for (var i = 0; i<childTotal; i++) {
    //which item to duplicate
    duplicateMovieClip ("box_mc", "box_mc" + i, i);
    // Items Declaration in XML
    // News Title
    var titles = (childs.childNodes*.childNodes[0].firstChild.nodeValue); 
    // News Description
    var description = (childs.childNodes*.childNodes[1].firstChild.nodeValue); 
    // News Image
    var img = (childs.childNodes*.childNodes[2].firstChild.nodeValue); 
    // News URL
    var urls = (childs.childNodes*.childNodes[3].firstChild.nodeValue); 
    // Need for long textbox strech
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].desc_txt.autoSize = true; 
    // Image loading to _blank "img_holder"
    // Title
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].title_txt.htmlText = titles; 
    // Description
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].desc_txt.htmlText = description; 
    // Background strech if text longer...
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].background_mc._height = _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].desc_txt._height+36;
    // Gap between news
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i]._y = _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+(i-1)]._y+_parent.box_panel['box_mc'+(i-1)]._height+5; 
    // Link onrelease
    _parent.box_panel['box_mc'+i].onRelease = function() 
        getURL(this.urls,"_blank"); // You can change target (_blank,_self,_parent...)