CS4: Hangs When Playing Back Stills

Can anyone reproduce this:
Sequence is AVCHD, 720p... I've inserted a couple of pictures from my digital camera along with a couple of short movie clips (camera: Panasonic DMC-FT1)...
After inserting a couple of stills into the sequence, when playing back those stills I can't stop playback until playhead has either reached one of the movie clips of end of sequence.
Is this a bug of the current version (version 4.2.1)?

I have sporadically seen a very similar problem with stills in Premiere
CS4 when editing both mini DV footage and P2 footage.  It seems to
be related to project complexity and not to a particular type of footage.
It seems to happen more often if I have a lot of large stills that are scaled
and panned as opposed to stills that are exactly frame sized.
When the problem happens, killing Premiere and restarting usually
seems to work ok, so it is not clear what triggers the bug.
I know nothing about the internal architecture of Premiere but it is
clear that there are multiple threads at work when playing from the
timeline and I am guessing that something about playing a lot
of stills causes the thread
that is responsible for listening to the user to "block" forever (wait for
some event that never will happen).  So the player thread(s) keep on
playing but you can't stop them.  Its unfortunately an all too common
type of bug in complex software and goes by the colorful name of
"deadly embrace" or deadlock.
I have mostly avoided this problem by preparing sequences of stills
in separate projects and importing them into a single final project
near the end of my editing process so as to mimimize the exposure
to situations likely to cause the problem.

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