XML Slideshow doesn't Fade in?

Anyone else having this problem? I did Kirupa’s tutorial on the XML/Flash image gallery. I traced the image paths to make sure that it’s loading the right images (which it is) but for some reason they will not fade in. I can get them to appear if i change the picture._alpha to 100, but there’s no point in me making it in flash if i can’t get them to fade in and out. Anyone get this similar issue?