I know this isn’t supported “out of the box” but I would really like to place a widget instead of a headline on pages (not blog posts). I have installed a “Quotes Widget” that randomly displays quotes and it would be perfect if quotes could appear instead of a headline. If I can do this than I would be able to use full width page template that has no sidebar.
You need to modify the $headline code at the top of header.php to do this as well as create a new widget area. This isn’t something I have time to do for you but I can guide you if you have specific questions. :)