Here is a quick timer code for you to use within your project. I know it may seem simple but its usually the simple things that causes most headaches. So this is for those folks that constantly need reminders.
[as]// We need to import the utils package
// Create a new Timer object with a delay of 1000 ms
var myTimer:Timer = new Timer(1000);
// Start the timer
// Function will be called every second
trace(“Timer fired ” + myTimer.currentCount + ” times.”);
Check out the AS 3 docs to see all of the available properties and methods of this great new class.