q: ym4r & js & highlighting > center map

hi,

im using ym4r to create my maps etc.
Next to my map i have a vertical list of results. Now i want to make that a bit more interactive by mouseover over the list to center the map on that ‘marker’.
i found an example with jquery:
http://marcgrabanski.com/articles/jquery-google-maps-tutorial-basics

but do i really need jquery for that or can i do that somehow with the tools i already have? (protoype, ym4r, etc)

thx
tom