Open two pages at once

I am modifying a template, and I have a question.
In one page there are two buttons.
the first button has the following AS2

on (release) {
_root.popup_pressed=1;
_root.scrHEIGHT=280
_root.scroller.scroller.gotoAndStop(2);

_root.TM_title = "/picture";
_root.READ = 2;
_root.scroller.gotoAndPlay("s1");
}

and the second button has the following:

on (release) {
_root.popup_pressed=1;
_root.scrHEIGHT=280
_root.scroller.scroller.gotoAndStop(2);

_root.TM_title = "/picture";
_root.READ = 3;
_root.scroller.gotoAndPlay("s1");
}

when I click first button, page 2 is opened (Great), but when I click the second button, page 3 is opened (Great), but page 2 gets closed (Bad!!!).
I would like to have two pages stay open. I am not sure, but I heard that you cant have 2 pop-ups at the same time, and that might be my case.
But, even if it is, is there any other kind of object or type that I can use to get around this problem, and have both pages be viewed at the same time.
help pleaseā€¦
(if there is an answer, please throw some lines of AS2, cause I am not familiar with it that much)
please help if you can
thanks