[Flash8] delay function

I have a fairly simple animation done with the tween class, so it’s all in one frame. Some of the animation is repetive, so I have set up functions that have setIntervals, so they repeat every 1000 milliseconds or whatever.

Is there any way to delay a setInterval though? I want to have a certain function repeat every 1000 milliseconds, but not start until 5000 milliseconds into the movie?