This post has an update at http://the-taylors.org/blog/2011/03/28/liscroll-update-jquery-news-ticker-with-next-previous-play/
I needed to implement a news ticker for the new British Red Cross corporate site but couldn't find one with controller functions for next/previous/play/pause. After a little searching I came across a really good basic news ticker called liScroll created by Gian Carlo Mingati. I have taken the version 1 code from this and created a customised version seen below:
I have created a simple ticker demo page if you want to use the updated code for your project.
Big thank you to Gian for the base code.