Wicked Wordpress Chapter 5 question

In BYO Wicked Wordpress Themes, in Chapter 5, having copied index.php and renamed it home.php, and then successfully removed lines 13 and 47, and changed the reading setting to “posts”… is there any way to have a static page and still achieve the same results? ie. commenting out the line to call the sidebar : //thematic_sidebar();. In other words remove the sidebar from the static page?

Perhaps I will learn this later, but could you help me answer this question? Difficult to find in the forums.