getURL within nested mc not working

If this problem has already been addressed I apologize, please redirect me.

I am building a Flash menu (actionscript2) to be used in a non-flash website. There is a main menu with sub-menus. The sub-menus are each separate mcs with buttons. The roll-over states of the buttons seem to work, but the getURL commands do not.

I have tried using this sort of code

kitsupplies_btn.onRelease = function(){

within the mc.

I have also tried using:

this.foodsub_mc.recipes_btn.onRelease = function(){
getURL(“”, _self)

within the main timeline. I have also substituted _root for this.

The main menu is composed of buttons that move you to different places on the timeline where the sub-menus expand. You can see it here:

I have used getURL within a mc before without a problem. Is it possible that the buttons within the main timeline are throwing the others off?

I am confused. Please help me. Thanks!