I added the code to the site and it does indeed pause the slide show, however, I was hoping to control the imagery shown which would mean that each link could be assigned a specific image.
I think that might have something to do with:
"$('#content > ul > li > a').hover("
It seems here that any link will affect the pause "timer" value, which is fine, but how would the code need to be changed to have imagery assigned to a link, it does not necessarily need to come from the existing gallery, perhaps, in fact it may well be better, to come from a separate source of imagery.
Thanks for getting me this far. For the original use of the template this code would make sense, all code changes will be submitted back to the author for inspection to possibly be incorporated into future templates.