Looking for a simple Actionscript Pause

I have used the code below to pause some timelines ( “paragraphs of text to read” advancing every 15 seconds ), however it has wreaked havoc on all my scenes. After a while scenes will play in succession DESPITE a stop(); at each end. I have used clearInterval(interval) at stragetic places hoping to quell the unwanted scene advance, but to no avail.

A simple pause for “x” seconds Actionscript2.0 which I can call a few times on one timeline and that which would not interfere with any other code as aforementioned would be so appreciated. I have been going absolutely nuts over this for over a day now.

Thanks in advance.

var interval:Number = setInterval(
  function():Void {