List component as menu system - flash mx pro 2004

can anyone point me to a tutorial or code that would allow me to use the list component in flash mx pro 2004 as a menu that could load swf’s, or call a text file into a text area?

here’s a link to what i have so far:

I would like to convert the 1, 2, 3 buttons into a listbox as buttons the user could click on and call the text files to the text area on the right.

also, heres the code im using in each button on the left: the only thing that changes on each button is the “text1.txt” to call the different text files from the server.

on (release) {
loadText = new loadVars();
loadText.load (“text1.txt”);
loadText.onLoad = function (success)
if (success)
// trace(success);
newsBox.html = true;
newsBox.htmlText = this.myNews;